The Koinobori Project

Devonport Regional Gallery

The Koinobori Project

5 May – 28 May 2022
Devonport Regional Gallery
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The Koinobori Project is an art exchange project between Devonport City and the City of Minamata, our sister city in honor of Kodomo no Hi – Children’s Day (Japan).

Children’s Day is celebrated 5 May annually in Japan with a national holiday and families flying Koinobori (carp streamers) to celebrate children’s happiness.The carp is believed to be a very spirited fish, powerful and energetic enough to swim up rapidly-flowing streams. It symbolises courage and the power to achieve goals by virtue of its power and determination to overcome obstacles.The Project began in 2018 and has continued, and you can find out more about it here; find out more about our Sister City here.

Featured image details: Koinobori on display at the Devonport Regional Gallery in 2022
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May 05 - 29 2022


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